Originally Posted by drummermitchell
The gun fight on Open Range is excellent,
with a good system and decent vol,wth guns ablazin should sound very realistic.
I was shocked at how realistic the shots sound.
Makes you jump for sure.
I wonder how more realistic it would be on Bluray,I have the dvd and it's great.
What's usually missing from movie gunfire is dynamics because the sound effect is conservatively compressed. Open Range gets my vote for best in that catagory, even in its lossy form, but it also had unique "atmosphere" as sound designers term it; the acoustics of the street and buildings worked really well wtih the gunfire.
A couple of years ago I sat down with a friend in his home to watch Open Range with he and his wife, as they had never seen it. I had designed and installed their family room A/V system, that was modest by most standards here at AVS. They also were not the kind of folks to watch things "loud." About 15 seconds into the shootout, their high school-age daughter came rushing into the room scared to death by the realism of the gunfire. Dad/my friend was a retired FBI agent which may have piqued her alarm. I was a little embarassed, but thought it rather fascinating, and we all had a chuckle.